Friday, January 02, 2009

Pillaging as they Depart

The crash and burn nature of its leavetaking may be a large part of the 'legacy' the worst administration ever is amassing. The blows against the environment, the attempts to perpetuate oil companies' gains against this country, and now another slam at workers and salaries, add more dimension to the hostile takeover nature of the occupied White House.

The destruction that it attempts to do to the environment is permanent in a way that economic disaster is not. But the inability to do anything but undermine working Americans shows a deep-seated hatred that is the underlying factor of that economic destruction. Again, the cabal proves that it cannot comprehend the relationship between salaried consumers and the consumer economy.

Try this; without money, workers cannot consume.

Now the departing criminals are throwing out another attempt to undermine salaries and immigration regulation, while enabling business interests to make serfs out of workers.

Farm worker advocates and opponents of illegal immigration are blasting one of President George W. Bush's "midnight regulations" that will make it easier for agricultural employers to hire foreign workers.

They say the changes undermine worker protections, exploit immigrants and set wage levels so low that domestic workers cannot compete with foreign workers for jobs.

The regulation, which makes changes in the U.S. Labor Department's H-2A Temporary Agriculture Worker Program, allows agricultural employers to hire temporary foreign workers if not enough domestic workers are able or willing to fill farm jobs.
..... the new regulations weaken worker protections because employers can now claim they have fulfilled the program's requirements instead of having to provide evidence of their compliance before their visa requests are approved.

"These seem typical of the Bush administration policies, where whatever employers want, that's what we're going to give them," said Ira Mehlman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a nonpartisan advocacy group that seeks to reduce illegal immigration.

Mehlman said that by continuously adding foreign workers to their employment rolls and paying them according to the prevailing wage, employers undercut the need for domestic workers by relying on a steady stream of immigrants who can be easily replaced if they complain. Employers' actions also cap wages at such low rates that Americans can't compete for agricultural jobs.

"Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

That ends in "so we can rob them" for this criminal gang.

The ultimate in fly-by--night types is essential to the makeup of the maladministration. Without a lack decency and competence, the executive branch, as well as the agency heads and other operatives, make the perfect storm to ravage the country of all value and all rewards for honest work.

Soon enough, those resumes showing that a potential employee worked in the almost past administration will be ending up where they belong. Hopefully, the potential employers have big enough trashcans to accommodate anything relating to further employment, for those involved in the theft of American prosperity and good repute.

Eighteen days to go.

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